Saturday, September 18, 2010

Senators Saturday - Marty Keough, 1961.

So the Rangers' win streak came to an end last night with a 1-2 loss to the Mariners. Tonight though they're ahead of Seattle 6-0 in the seventh inning with Cliff Lee pitching. Feel pretty confident that they'll win this one.

Taking a quick look back at 1961 again tonight. Mary Keough appears on card number 146 of the 1961 Topps set. Marty is wearing his Cleveland Indians jersey in this picture, the Senators had drafted him from Cleveland.

Marty served as the fourth outfielder for Washington in 1961. He still saw plenty of playing time though as he appeared in 135 games that season.

In those appearances Marty played 871 innings in the field. He played primarily outfield but did show up a few times at first base. His fielding percentage was .982 on the season - that was about five points above the league average.

Keough went to the plate 431 times for Washington in 1961. He walked 32 times and was hit by a pitch twice. That combined with his .249 batting average gave him a .307 on base percentage. Marty also managed to bump in 34 RBI while scoring 57 times himself. Marty also stole 12 bases and got caught five times.

In December of 1961 the Senators traded Marty and Johnny Klippstein to the Reds for Bob Schmidt and Dave Stenhouse. One short year and Keough's time with the franchise was done.

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